Manchester for business , and walking
Manchester is a fantastic location from which to explore the remainder of the UK in between studies or Business Meetings. There is a whopping 4 national parks that are within 60 minutes drive from the centre of Manchester and Manchester Airport has a huge number of daily flights serving over 200 global destinations.
In the thriving North West of England lives one of Europes largest regional economies at £120 billion, and it is a massive venue for the creative industries. Web Development in Manchester and SEO Manchester are two trending industries that come to mind.
Manchester is a thriving Digital Hub and is second in terms of quality of SEO and Web Design agencies when compared to London, with Leeds a close 3rd and Sheffield in a competitive 4th place, due to the size of the cities mainly rather than quality of agencies there. Many Manchester digital companies are based in MediaCity located in Greater Manchester, which is also home to the BBC and around 50 other creative and digital agency style companies.
As a wind down for the Digital and Creative industries in Manchester is a vast range of beautiful countryside located not far from the centre of Manchester.
The Peak District
The peaks are the first national park of Britain, and they cover a huge area in the centre of the UK, which starts a short distance east of Manchester’s outer city limits. The Moorlands and rolling hills make way for glorious meadows , forests and streams in the middle of which are some of the prettiest little villages in the UK.
The Peak District is fantastic for outdoor pursuits fans, and there are many hiking trails and treks in the peaks. There is also the newly opened, amazingly cool GoApe which is an adventurers playground that is located high in the tops of a forest!
If you prefer a more sedate experience in the countryside thats not a problem, with a large number of stately homes that are open to the public, with a top contender being the newly refurbished (external gold leafing and stonework) and magnificent Chatsworth House.
Or you could choose to spend your time getting some aerial photos from the knee wobbling highs of the cable car at the Heights of Abraham CountryPark.
The Beautiful lake District
Turn to the North West of Manchester and you are looking at Cumbria, which is home to the amazing lake district. As it’s name implies, this region is famous primarily for its large number of lakes and the surrounding mountains and views are stunning.
The Lakes are in fact the 2nd biggest national park in the whole of the UK. They are the home of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and also some of the countries largest lakes. This areas fantastic, unspoiled natural beauty attracts millions of visitors each and every year with some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the UK here.
Naturally, you can take a boat ride in the Lakes and cruise the towns, enjoying some of the local life and scenery. Then, at the end of the day you can explore the multitude of quaint, replacing pubs and test out some of their fines ales (or wines!).
The Lakes has been the inspiration for several very famous writers, notably William Wordsworth and the venerable Beatrix Potter, and you can visit the houses that they lived in and also where they wrote their most famous work.
Both of these locations are set in wonderfully quaint villages, which are explorable on foot and you can find many lovely typical British tea shops to stop off and sample tea and cakes in, or head to a local pub and sample some of Cumbria’s best pub grub!
With Welsh being one of the oldest languages in the whole of the EU, the wonderful land it came from has also retained a lot of it’s oldy worldy charm.
From exploring the places of historical interest, to going to the sea side, to walking in proper mountains, wales has it all! Usually with a fair sprinkling of rain added in too.
The Pembrokeshire coastline is famous for its awe inspiring landscape and there is plenty on offer for water sports fans. Back in the hills, Wales is also home to the famous Mount Snowden, which is the highest peak in Wales.
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